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Open Access Publishing

Funding for Open Access

Open Access Fees can be costly for researchers. The following sections detail some ways researchers can cover those costs.

Budget for OA Fees in Extramural Funding Proposals

If you are writing an extramural funding proposal, remember to budget for Open Access publishing fees. This can easily be justified as part of the research dissemination and broader impacts of your work, since open access publishing can extend the reach of your research. See Article Processing Charges for more information on determining the cost of an APC.

For help developing extramural funding proposals, including budgets, you can reach out to the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) by visiting the Sponsored Projects Office:

Fee Waivers

Many journals have Open Access fee waivers. You can contact the journal you are interested in publishing with to see if this is a possibility.

OER Librarian

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Robyn Gleasner
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Institutional Repositories

Institutional repositories such as the UNM Digital Repository are a fast-growing way to deliver open access content.

Publisher Copyright Policies

A publisher's copyright policy will outline what sorts of archiving is allowed.  Many publishers allow the archiving or submittal of pre-prints and/or post-prints of articles to repositories.